Watch | India's COVID-19 tally crosses 1 lakh

A video on India's COVID-19 tally crossing the one lakh mark

Updated - May 19, 2020 07:16 pm IST

Published - May 19, 2020 04:11 pm IST

India’s tally of COVID-19 cases has crossed the one lakh mark. As of May 18, the number of positive cases stood at 1,00,734. The death toll was 3,157.

Interactive map of confirmed coronavirus cases in India 

Over 5,000 cases were recorded on May 18. It was the highest number of cases recorded in a single day. The average number of new cases every day since May 11 had gone up to 4,077. While the average number of deaths per day was 115.

State-wise tracker for coronavirus cases, deaths and testing rates

Maharashtra topped the nationwide tally with more than 35,000 cases. This was followed by Tamil Nadu with at least 11,760 cases . Cases doubled every 13.5 days as of May 17. This was among the fastest in the world. The country had a recovery rate of 38.29%.

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India had about 7.1 confirmed cases per lakh population. It indicated that early measures had an effect. 23 tests had been conducted for each confirmed case this month. This was two tests fewer per case compared to what was recorded in April.

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